Cassidy McFadzean was born in Regina, earned an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of two books of poetry: Drolleries (McClelland & Stewart 2019), shortlisted for the Raymond Souster Award, and Hacker Packer (M&S 2015), which won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her poems have appeared in magazines across Canada and the US, and her fiction has appeared in This Magazine, The Malahat Review and Prism International, where she was runner-up in the Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction. She has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories, Best Canadian Poetry, In Fine Form 2, and The New Wascana Anthology, and won silver at the 2020 National Magazine Awards for poetry. A new chapbook, Third State of Being is available from Gaspereau Press.
Contact: mcfadzeancassidy (at) gmail . com